Creative portrait photography, unique costuming and props with fashion flair, for women who want to show their extraordinary selfs. The lair exhibits a love for Alice in Wonderland. Entrance your inner child at the Lair!

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Bowen Mountain, Sydney NSW 2753
*By appointment ONLY

All the places you can go NOW

Shrink like Alice

The Lair is a bespoke costume and photography studio, however digital artistry is another specialty. Dress up in any fashion you desire from home and send in your photo.  Dress up your kids, make it a day of it. There are several artworks like the ‘Sunflower Mirror’ featured below and ‘Silver Duck Magic Mirror’ that might cater to their age group.
See ‘Shrink like Alice‘ for detailed and easy instructions how to be placed into a selected artwork of your choice. There are also options to save with additional prints as a more personalised and unique gift idea for a Christmas.
digital artwork, send your photo, placement in sunflower mirror scene with model

Sunflowers Mirror artwork

digital artwork, send your photo, placement in apple boudoir scene with model

Apple Boudoir artwork

digital artwork, send your photo, placement in batty scene with model

Batty artwork

Bring your inner child out to play!

A costume and photography studio, like no other

The Lair is a unique creative portrait photography studio in Sydney
Bespoke costuming for women wanting a costume to wear in fantastical lands, restrained by self-doubt and/or simply looking for a costume and photo studio with a unique difference. As a Creative Arts Specialist in costume, set and artistry in the digital realm, Ana can help you reclaim your sense of self, in an enchanting world as the extraordinary you.
Photography for all, via the new package ‘Styled Set Camera Click’ – Additional catering etc can be added on.
Please note – All the packages are currently unavailable due to NSW regulation associated with Covid. See ‘Shrink like Alice‘ for options to dress up at home, send in a photo and be placed into a selected artwork.
The evolving studio space of the Lair has been carefully constructed with beautiful and bizarre detail. Find the chandelier teacup and carousel animal tree props, faux cakes and spilt ice-cream cones to enchant and delight. The dolls house ‘like no other’ has working miniature chandeliers, real aged choko vines throughout, cut up vintage Barbie dolls. It’s a full colour spectrum landing, for those with an imaginative spirit. Entrance your inner child with Alice in Wonderland inspired props and surrounds, your costume and makeup with high fashion flair. The creative photography is your record to this tale down the rabbit hole. Book your day out to the Lair!
Bookings by appointment ONLY – (Daytime – Wednesday/Friday/Saturday ONLY)
Costume and styling for your photo shoot at the Lair

Costume and Styling

Entrance your inner child with whimsical and vintage attire with lashings of dark, it’s an amusement ride of colour, texture and detail. Storytelling with unique costumes and props, creative photography is the record to this tale.

Ana draws on her film and theatrical background, working with you to find the right fit to your requirements, to style you with existing pieces with a fantastical edge.

Photography for your photo shoot at the Lair

Photography

Creative photography, unique portraits, infused with fun to bring out your inner child and imaginative spirit.
The photographer and artist Ana, will make you feel at ease, drawing on your imaginative spirit with props galore. The entrancing world to the Lair’s studio space, will also help transform your experience, with you front and centre.

Be photographed at the Lair or on location at beautiful to vintage wonderland settings in the Hawkesbury area.

Digital artistry at the Lair

Digital Artistry

Ana has extensive professional photo retouching experience working for high profile companies and a photo studio. Both hands on creating to the digital realm. It’s a devoted passion to produce works that are unique.

See the ‘Shrink like Alice’ page for all the places you can NOW go. Dress up, enchant your inner child. Fuel your creativity.. Send your photo to match the selected artwork. Be photoshopped within.

They say

Testimonials

Pammy Sparre – Phoenix Hair & Makeup Artistry

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Ana on a enter the art zone lockdown photoshoot.. Ana gave me so many great options and was a joy to work with.. I am so over the moon with the final edits.. Absolutely fabulous! Ana's creativity is unique and magical.. I would highly recommend her if your looking for something completely outside the box..I look forward to working with this amazing lady in the future.. Thankyou Ana!

Testimonials

Imogen Terry – (Photo Shoot)

Would highly recommend Ana, her attention to detail and artwork is incredibly good and unique! If you are in need of a graphic artist or looking for a unique photo shoot, Ana is your lady!

Testimonials

Bella Wolf – Earthly Delight

It is so much joy to work with Ana! She takes the stress out of tricky design work and infuses so much fun into the process for those of us mere mortals in the blogging world. I love Ana’s magical sense of aesthetics and real attention to the finest details. she went above and beyond for me and took the time to really listen to what I wanted and guide me through the process coming up with lots of options. I am so pleased with the final results. Thanks Ana. I loved spending time in your Lair. Let’s do it again soon.

Testimonials

Model – Mimi Belle

I found Ultra Violet Lair online and entered a photoshoot competition with the lovely Ana! Luckily I won and got to experience the magic that is the Ultra Violet Lair! So many beautiful costume choices, props and sets, it’s really like stepping into Wonderland! Had a fabulous day shooting and Ana was very flexible as I had injured myself just before the shoot and was in a moon boot (not that you can tell looking at the pics hehe). Thanks so much Ana, can’t wait to be back in the studio again sometime soon xx

AN ENCHANTING SPACE

THE LAIR

+ Transcend the conventions
+ Express your inner self
+ Rewild your imagination at the Lair

Entrance your inner child with bespoke attire, headpieces, Victorian charm, circus themed splendour. It’s an amusement ride of colour, texture and detail.

See the ‘Process‘ page how to go about booking your ultra day out and find answers to questions along the way.

Can’t get here in person due to Covid etc. See the ‘Shrink like Alice’ page and see all the places you can go NOW:)

BITE SIZE ENTRIES

The Lair – Blog

Bite size blog entries from Ana from a fashion, art and design perspective, to her influences, creative makings and her way.
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